[D8422O], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, February 13th, 1884

Item

Abstract

1st page is ILLEGIBLE carbon. Continues the dialogue about problems with the regulators. 2nd page: "Your men undoubtedly wanted more speed so they immediately screwed down the springs causing them to set and become worthless making it impossible for the engine to regulate. This is a fatal mistake that all of your men make. When they desire to increase of decrease thespeed, they either tighten the springs or slack them off, which makes it impossible for the engine to give regular speed. When we increase or decrease the speed, we add to the regulator weights or take off some of the weight but never interfere with the springs, and we are always _____ _____ do not ruin the springs." Sending a man and new springs to Bellefonte, and next to Fall River, without any charge. Illegilbe handwritten postscript.

Date

1884-02-13

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8422O

Folder Set

D8422

Title

[D8422O], Letter from Gardiner C Sims to Thomas Alva Edison, February 13th, 1884

Microfilm ID

72:983

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University